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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

 A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interpersonal Skills to Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties with Scott Bellini Ph.D

The Glenbard Parent Series:  (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families presents A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interpersonal Skills to Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties with Scott Bellini Ph.D at 12:00pm -2:00p.m. Friday, Sept 26, at the Community Consolidated School District #93 Administration Center in Carol Stream.

The workshop will provide an overview of the Building Social Relationships (BSR) model developed by Dr. Bellini. The five-step model is a systematic and comprehensive framework to help guide parents and practitioners in the development and implementation of social skills programming. The session will provide the foundation for the model, and cover specific information on how to assess social functioning and evaluate outcomes. Dr. Bellini will share data and examples of session structure plans for social skills strategies implemented at his clinic, the Social Skills Research Center

Scott Bellini, PhD is the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic (SSRC), a university based center specializing in developing and examining the outcomes of social skill interventions for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. He is also a faculty member in the School Psychology program at Indiana University, Bloomington.  He is currently conducting research on professional development outcomes for educators, anxiety disorders, and social skill interventions, including video modeling for youth with ASD. He has published numerous research manuscripts and has provided consultation and training to families and professionals in over 35 states on the topic of social skills programming.. He is the author of the book, Building Social Relationships, which was named the 2007 Literary Work of the Year by the Autism Society of America.

Participants are encouraged to register at ww.casedupage.com. for this free event which is open to the public. CPDUs are available for education professionals.

 GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, CASE. the College of DuPage, the DuPage Medical Group and the Trust Company of Illinois.

For information on all GPS programming go to www.glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard Student and Community Projects Coordinator, at 630-942-7678  and by email gilda_ross@glenbard.org.